What to Do if My Water Heater Fails

What to Do if Your Water Heater Fails from ServiceMaster Restore
*Please note this video is intended just to prevent further water damage to your home. If your water heater has leaked water in your basement you should immediately call a plumber and ServiceMaster by Williams to prevent the risk of shock and other dangers.

Watch the Video Below if your Basement is Flooded

By |August 12th, 2017|disaster restoration, flood clean up, flood damage, flooded basement, home safety tips, ServiceMaster|Comments Off on What to Do if My Water Heater Fails

Disaster Emergency Mobile App

ServiceMaster Exclusive Sponsor of American Red Cross’ Red Cross Emergency App
ServiceMaster has recently announced that it will be the exclusive sponsor of the American Red Cross’ Red Cross Emergency App. This mobile app will provide alerts to significant weather events and offers expert safety advice on disaster preparedness.

“Protecting and maintaining homes and businesses is in our DNA, and we believe the Red Cross app is another way we can help bring valuable content delivered on a trusted mobile platform to millions of users who want timely access to information when disaster threatens or strikes,” states Rob Gillette, CEO of ServiceMaster, in a recent article with Bizjournal.

This Mobile App can be used for Alerts and Information for these Disasters

wild fires

Download Emergency also Features

monitoring for more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts
prioritized steps to take during an emergency
instant access to safety information even without mobile connectivity

Download Emergency can be downloaded for mobile phones and tablets. For more information, visit: www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps

The app can be downloaded by texting “GETEMERGENCY” to 90999
Receive weather alerts when the NOAA issues a tornado watch or warning for your community – you can also add any location where family members and loved ones are living.

Text: “GETNADO” to 90999
Monitor hurricane conditions in your local area, throughout the storm track, and let others know you are safe even if the power is out.

Text: “GETCANE” to 90999
Receive notification when an earthquake occurs, find help and let others know you’re safe even if the power is out.

Text: “GETQUAKE” to 90999
Get preparation tips, news and updates on active wildfires. Plus, let loved ones know you’re safe even if the power is out.

Text: “GETFLOOD” to 90999
Learn and prepare your family and friends for flooding, evacuation […]

By |October 24th, 2016|disaster restoration, fire damage, flood clean up, flood damage, home safety tips, pre loss planning, ServiceMaster|Comments Off on Disaster Emergency Mobile App

What is Greywater

Greywater, or also known as sullage is the water that develops as a product of washing clothes, showering, washing dishes or running the dishwasher. Typically a malfunction of an appliance or leaking pipe will result in a flood of greywater. This sullage is also referred to as Category 2 Water. Other types of greywater could be the result of a sump pump failure or even a broken aquarium.
White Water
Water from a broken water pipe or an overflowing sink is generally considered white water or Category 1 Water.
Dangers of Flood Damage
While any type of flooding or standing water can quickly become a dangerous situation, it is extremely important to know which type of water you are dealing with. Greywater contains detergents, grease and microorganisms that could be harmful if ingested. Category 2 Water is NOT potable, or safe for drinking or food preparation. People with compromised immune systems, allergies or asthma should not come into contact with a flooded Greywater. Always consider any flooded area as dangerous and keep children and pets away. Should you decide to try and clean up the water yourself, be sure to use non porous gloves, a mask, protective clothing and shoe covers to keep harmful biohazards away from your skin or ingestion of particles.
Extremely Urgent to Clean Up Flood Damage Quickly
Greywater can turn into Blackwater in 48 hours! This is why it is always urgent to clean up flood damage as quickly as possible to prevent health and safety issues. ServiceMaster by Williams is poised to offer immediate response 24/7/365 to prevent harmful flood damage. The proper equipment and training allows us to ensure the least amount of damage occurs from any water intrusion.

Always Best to Hire a Professional!
ServiceMaster by […]

By |July 17th, 2016|flood clean up, flood damage, water damage|Comments Off on What is Greywater
ServiceMaster by Williams is proud to announce our service area now includes Hampshire County Massachusetts. Click Here to see our updated service area